Calm waters makes for good fishing in Walton


Chris Sawyer (left) of Knoxville, Tenn., and Megan Swett of Decatur, Ga., show off some of the triggerfish they caught Wednesday morning aboard Capt. Tyler's Charters out of Grayton Beach.

Published: Thursday, August 8, 2013 at 02:55 PM.

Fishing was almost as hot as the temperature this week in Walton County.

Wednesday morning, several of the small charter boats that launch off the beach behind Red Bar in Grayton, brought in some nice catches in 90 degree weather.

Capt. Tyler Hammond on Capt. Tyler's Charters and his group from Georgia and Tennessee brought in a good catch of triggerfish, vermillion snapper and white snapper.

"We had to fight with some porpoises, but we got ’em," Capt. Tyler said.

A few minutes later, Capt. Mike Valentino came in on the Trigger Happy with a group from Kentucky.

With not even a ripple on the Gulf, boats zoomed right in and off the beach. Sometimes it can be a little tricky for the boats getting in and out depending on the tides and the waves, but all was well on Wednesday.

"It was so pretty out today, we went whereever we wanted to go," said Capt. Mike. Valentino, who's been fishing off Grayton for about 15 years, and working as a fishing guide for the last nine.

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